A California-based church has put up a billboard in west Charlotte, apologizing for North Carolina voters support of a law that defines marriage as the union of a man and a woman.
The billboard, on the Billy Graham Parkway, was installed Wednesday. It apparently is in response to the May 8 vote, in which about 60 percent of voters who went to the polls supported Amendment One. That law, in effect, prohibits gay marriages.
The billboard apparently was put up by Missiongathering Christian Church, which is based in San Diego.
The message on the board reads, Missiongathering Christian Church is sorry for the narrow-minded, judgmental, deceptive, manipulative actions of those who denied rights and equality to so many in the Name of God.
Amendment One was supported by the two Roman Catholic bishops of North Carolina and also got the support of some other churches across the state. A few churches opposed the amendment.
According to its mission statement, Missiongathering Church serves a diverse congregation and preaches a message of inclusiveness.